Immigrant Ancestors

Joseph Williams

On this day, 3 March 1851, Joseph Williams passed away. He was my spouse’s 4th great-grandfather.

Joseph Williams was born on 17 September 1767, in Wales. Although his birth was noted in family records, no conclusive sources containing his parentage, hometown, or childhood events have been found to date.

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The Old Country: Lombardia, Italia

Although it is now Week 31 of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge, I am skipping both this week’s writing prompt (Large) and next week’s prompt (Small). Instead, I will be blogging about last week’s challenge, The Old Country. (Yeah, time just got away from me… again. SMH!)

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Middle

We are halfway through the year 2020 and midway through the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge, which is why this most recent writing prompt, Middle, seems quite appropriate.

Middle? Hmm…What “middle” should I write about? Should I write about Middlekauft cousins or Middleton kin, none of whom are direct ancestors? Perhaps I should feature towns and counties in which our ancestors resided whose names contain “middle”, like Middletown or Middlesex? After much deliberation, I decided to highlight the Middle Colonies and a few ancestors who were some of its earliest settlers.

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Service

It is Week 19 in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’ writing challenge. This week’s writing prompt, Service, is timely because in a couple of weeks is Memorial Day, a day we remember our fallen soldiers and sailors, those who gave everything to protect others and our country.

During this time of tribute, I would like to acknowledge our direct ancestors who have served in the wars fought on American soil. “All gave some; some gave all.”

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Categories: Cole-Marriner Line, Everyday People, Harwick-Bush Line, Immigrant Ancestors, Noel-Ardinger Line, Spangler-Kenney Line, Taylor-Thomas Line, Watts-Stark Line, Williams-Stott Line | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Luck

It is Week 11 in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge. This week’s writing prompt is Luck.

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Categories: Everyday People, Harwick-Bush Line, Immigrant Ancestors, Spangler-Kenney Line, Watts-Stark Line, Williams-Stott Line | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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